Now available online: „Connecting the Dots: Elements for a Joined-Up Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement”

This study by WRI and GIZ on national-level implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change suggests that both proceed on different tracks, despite the growing recognition of the ample opportunities they present for synergies. Continue reading “Now available online: „Connecting the Dots: Elements for a Joined-Up Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement””

Side Event at COP23 – Progress towards achieving the adaptation goals

How can climate risks be addressed in an integrated way? How can National Adaptation Plans be used efficiently to serve the NDC adaptation goals? How can additional private sector finance be mobilized for successful adaptation? And what are the lessons learned from pioneer countries?

On Monday, the 6th of November 2017 from 4 – 5 pm, these and other questions will be addressed in a Side Event in the German Pavilion (Bonn Zone) at the COP23 . The event entitled ‘Progress towards achieving the adaptation goals – Promising ways to tackle climate risks’ is organized by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and will host speakers and panelists from partner countries and organizations.

The event aims at reflecting on the status quo of adaptation efforts that have been undertaken since the adoption and under the framework of the Paris Agreement. Insightful keynote speeches by practitioners and country representatives will be followed by interviews with adaptation experts presenting “adaptation stories” and discussing linkages and challenges that lie ahead in achieving the adaptation goals. The event will present early successes of adaptation efforts along the “climate risk continuum” and provide a space for showcasing examples of NDC implementation through the NAP process as well as for innovative finance and insurance solutions in the field of adaptation.

The documentation will be made available on https://www.adaptationcommunity.net/.

Guidance Note on Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

Financing is needed throughout the entire National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process – from its initiation to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of prioritized adaptation actions. Many countries need assistiance with determining how to secure the financing for their NAP processes. Therefore, the NAP Global Network has recently published a new Guidance Note, increasing the likelohood of securing finance from different sources for countries and their governments. Entitled ‘Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goals’, the publication:

  • Presents a range of potential financing sources (domestic and international, public and private)
  • Identifies which sources are appropriate for different phases within the NAP process
  • Suggests practical steps for countries to take throughout the NAP process
  • Provides a number of concise case studies from a diverse group of countries

The guidance note was commissioned and co-authored by GIZ’s Climate Policy Support Program (co-authors Michael Brossmann & Sascha Oppowa) in cooperation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The publication is available in English and will become available in French and Spanish by November 2017.